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Attention Artists – Win a Free Two Night Stay in Frisco Colorado!

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Holiday Inn Summit County in Frisco, CO is Giving Three Lucky Artists A Free Two Night Stay During Selected Howard Alan Event Shows!

Winners will receive a two night stay!!!

 

The Holiday Inn Summit County is surrounded by world class skiing, snowmobile tours, and sleigh rides. Only one mile to Frisco’s historic Main Street, where our Downtown Frisco Art Festivals will be held, there are fabulous restaurants, shops and nightlife for you to enjoy. Downtown Frisco is a charming town full of adventure in the middle of Colorado, and you won’t want to miss out!

The winners will be announced on May 25th, 2012!

You MUST be a participating artist at one of these shows to qualify to win.

4th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair – July 7th & 8th, 2012

25th Anniversary Beaver Creek Art Festival – August 4th & 5th, 2012

6th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Festival – August 11th & 12th, 2012

If you are not registered for these shows, you can do so at www.artfestival.com or http://www.zapplication.org

To enter for a chance to win please send an email to info@artfestival.com and 

Include the artists name, phone number, and the show(s) you are participating in.

Good Luck!!!

RECAP: 5th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival

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This past weekend – Howard Alan Events had their LAST Western Tour Art Festival (until 2012). We had a great end to a fantastic tour!

Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the weekend:

Frisco - Crowd

One of the many artists who had busy booths!

We caught a patron leaving with some purchased artwork!

You can check-out more photos from the weekend HERE.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com!

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Main Street To The Rockies Art Festival Publicity

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The Summit Daily News is running a feature story about the 5th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival and profiling two of the participating artists in their Friday Scenes section.

The artists they are featuring include Tim Zandee and Dwayne Cranford.

(1) Tim Zandee

We live in a fast paced society where we want everything in an instant. Instant food, instant conversations on portable phones, and instant information from fast computers – we really don’t want to wait for anything.

This doesn’t work for Tim’s fine art photography.  Patience is more important than any equipment in his camera bag. Countless hours of hiking and waiting for the perfect light have been put into his work.  So sit down, relax, and enjoy these inspirational images that have been captured on film.

Here are a few examples of his work:

Tim Zandee: Photography

Tim Zandee: Photography

Tim Zandee: Photography

Tim is probably one of the most talented photographers in the industry. His work is absolutely flawless! You can see more of his work HERE.

(2) Dwayne Cranford

Dwayne participates in many of our shows on our Colorado Summer Tour and even exhibited in our Park City, UT festival.  This year he exhibited in the following: 9th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival, 24th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival & the 2nd Annual Redstone Art Fair.

Dwayne hand-makes the most beautiful stone and metal sculptures. He has always been a favorite at our shows.

Here are a few examples of his work:

Dwayne Cranford: Stone Furniture

Dwayne Cranford: Stone Furniture

If you have any questions about this post, don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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Ronnie Holze: Colorado Artist Spotlight

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This weekend (August 13th & 14th), Howard Alan Events is proud to have Ronnie Holze as an exhibitor in the 5th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival in Frisco, Colorado.

Ronnie Holze of Crested Butte, Colorado is a dedicated artist best known for his depiction of the many moods and splendor of the majestic Rocky Mountains and the wildlife, especially trout, that live there.  His understanding of nature and wildlife in their natural environment is reflected in his choice of color, attention to detail and sense of composition found in each of his paintings.

Born and raised in Central Texas, Ronnie spent his first years as an artist painting the bluebonnets, cactus and windmills that are typical of that area.  In 1994, Ronnie and his wife Kay moved to Crested Butte where they live in a log home ten miles from town, overlooking the spectacular mountains that he loves to paint.  “What better inspiration to see first hand the many moods and spirit of these magnificent mountains, then to live among them each day.”

Ronnie is a self-taught oil painter specializing in landscape, wildlife and trout, and has published many limited edition prints.  His paintings have been chosen to be the cover picture on twenty-four different fly fishing guide books and maps.  He is an avid fly fisherman and scuba diver, which enables him to  capture underwater pictures of trout in their natural habitat.

His work is absolutely beautiful! We have a few examples of his work below:

Ronnie Holze: Oil Paintings

Ronnie Holze: Oil Paintings

Ronnie Holze: Oil Paintings

You see more from Ronnie’s beautiful collection HERE.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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5th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival (August 13-14, 2011)

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This weekend (August 13-14, 2011), Howard Alan Events is proud to present the 5th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival in Frisco, Colorado. This will be our last stop in the Western Tour until 2012!

Historic Downtown Frisco will once again host Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival this summer, August 13 – 14, 2011, on the heels of its successful July 4th Weekend Green art fair.  This popular juried art show features the finest artists in the country as well as top talent from throughout the state of Colorado.   Main Street in Frisco’s charming downtown will be closed to traffic transforming this quaint area into an outdoor art gallery with a wide variety of original works on display and for sale.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 304 Main St., Frisco, CO 80443.

Here are a few of the artists you will see this weekend:

Claudia Ariss: Glass

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Claudia Ariss. Claudia’s work is best described as contemporary, one-of-a-kind window and wall glass sculpture. Myriad elements make up her pieces: Kokomo head glass, glass rondels, “Bronzed” or oiled hardwood branches, a variety of beads, agates, shells, wire-wrapping, and freshwater pearls. The possibilities are endless! You can see more of Claudia’s beautiful work HERE.

Steve Malavolta: Wood

Next, we have Steve Malavolta. Steve creates the most beautiful and intricate puzzles out of wood. Pictured above, you will see a 14 Layer Puzzle with approximately 300 hand-cut & finished pieces from Wenge & Maple.

Holly Sokol: Jewelry

The final artist we are going to share with you is Holly Sokol. Holly is fascinated by universal designs, visual rhythms of shapes, colors and combinations of groupings and application of those concepts to design. It has been proven that certain designs and combinations of groups, colors effect the human perception and spirit in pleasing (and negative) ways. Each piece, no matter how large or small has thoughtfully been designed with a rhythm and design in mind to please the human spirit. You can view more of Holly’s bright and vibrant pieces HERE.

You will be able to meet these artists above along with 100 of the top artists from across the United States. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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Cary Henrie: Downtown Frisco Green Artist

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Cary Henrie is another very talented artist that we are featuring at this weekend’s art festival, 3rd Annual Downtown Frisco Green Art Fair in Frisco, Colorado.

With each painting, Cary spends hours layering his canvas with additive and subtractive methods: sanding, varnishing, molding, cracking and removing layers of acrylic paint and plaster. Finishing glazes are in oil. This highly textural process gives the works almost a sculptural quality, indeed, many collectors feel they are hanging almost an “artifact” or “antique” on the wall that changes according to the day’s light.

Here is Cary’s “green” piece that he will be showcasing this weekend:

Cary Henrie: Mixed Media

This beautiful piece of artwork is the signature featured green piece for the art show. “Luna Reeds”, is a piece of transparent resin made from recycled water bottles and then fused with free trade 3rd World harvested actual river reeds. The image is then painted on top.

You can view more of his work on his website HERE.

Cary will be in space 122 this weekend, so make sure you stop by and see his booth!

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Featured Green Artist: Dona Bollard

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As you may know from our previous posts, each artist in the 3rd Annual Downtown Frisco Green Art Fair must showcase at least one piece of artwork that is “green”.

Dona Bollard is one of our featured “green” artists for the art festival this weekend. Her artwork is framed in vintage windows and antique frames exclusively.  Infusing new life to these fantastic finds that are often times discarded and add another dimension to her images.

Dona is a photographer that chooses to focus on black and white photography that has dreamlike and ethereal qualities.  Her techniques date back to the late 1800’s ~ Platinum, Van Dyke and Cyanotype as well as traditional darkroom photography….. film ~ hand processed and printed!  Gelatin Silver Prints are all hand printed and toned in sepia toner for an archival result that gives luminous tones and qualities that is unmatched with other processes.

Dona Bollard: Photography

Dona Bollard: Photography

Dona’s beautiful frames add an organic touch to her fantastic photography! You can view more of her work on her website HERE.

You will be able to meet Dona along with over 100 of the nation’s most talented artists at the art festival this weekend. We look forward to seeing YOU there!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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3rd Annual Downtown Frisco Green Art Fair : July 2-3, 2011

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This weekend (July 2-3, 2011), Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 3rd Annual Downtown Frisco Green Art Fair in Frisco, Colorado.

An abundance of color, a myriad of mediums and the country’s leading artists characterize Frisco’s premier juried summer Green art event. The 3rd Annual Downtown Frisco Green Art Festival, slated for July 2 – 3, 2011, returns to Main Street and will transform this popular retail and dining destination into a first rate outdoor art gallery featuring original paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures.

This two day green art fair allows each artist to showcase one piece of art created in an environmentally sound process. The artist must incorporate either recycled or repurposed objects into their work. The featured green artwork should serve to inspire and encourage environmentally friendly practices that will not only benefit the community but our ecosystem.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 304 Main Street, Frisco, CO 80443.

Here are some of our artists who will be able to meet this weekend:

Karen Button: Painting

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Karen Button. Karen is considered one of the area’s most creative talents studied at Loretta Heights College in Denver, CO as well as at Allens Lane Art Center in Philadelphia. Deriving inspiration from her surroundings in the enchanting Black Forest of Colorado, Karen Button’s artwork both captures and subtly reveals a glimpse of the bare essentials and timelessness that are reflective of, God’s creative work in motion. You can view more of her gorgeous paintings HERE.

J.P. Garner: Mixed Media

Next, we have J.P. Garner. J.P. was born into a military family and traveled extensively throughout his childhood. After leaving home, He continued traveling throughout Europe and Asia. In Asia he grew to appreciate the simplicity of line and color in oriental furniture and architecture. A lifetime of travel exposed him to a rich diversity of culture and art. Although, J.P. holds graduate degrees in Psychology and a doctorate in Theology, he is a self taught artist and metal smith. He has a beautiful website that you can check-out HERE.

Lynnette Moody: Clay/Mixed Media

The final artist we would like to introduce to you today is Lynnette Moody. Lynnette is a self taught artist with works in galleries and collections worldwide. An ex-emergency room nurse with a short attention span,her art career began whenshe needed a pot for the fireplace hearth in her new home. She bought some clay, a book and a kiln. It got seriously out of hand after that. You can learn more about this artist HERE.

We are thrilled with the line-up of artists at this weekend’s show. Make sure you stop by and meet all our talented artists from all over the country!

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615.

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Visit Frisco, CO. this Weekend!!

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Frisco Art Fair on July 4th 2010

And we have a great reason why! We were just in Frisco about one month ago and guess what? We are returning to Frisco this weekend (August 7th & 8th) for the 4th Annual Mainstreet to the Rockies Art Festival. If you look at the picture above, you can see the great crowd we had in Frisco on the weekend of Fourth of July. This weekend in Frisco will be just as great! Below, I want to share with you a few artists that will be gracing us this weekend. Our first artist is…

"Cheetah Trio" by Dan and Nisha Ferguson

Dan and Nisha Ferguson! These artists create beautiful sculptures that are made from bronze and ceramics. This piece above is called the “Cheetah Trio”. Dan accurately molds the sculptures while Nisha paints them with beautiful colors to give their artwork a natural look. This duo creates their artwork together, which is why they call their company DaNisha. If you would like to see more of their bright and elegant scupltures, then check-out their website HERE.

"Spyder Mine" by Tricia Anderson

Another artist who will be joining us this weekend in Frisco is Tricia Anderson. As you can see from the picture above, the jewelry that she makes is absolutely beautiful. This piece in particular is called “Spyder Mine”. The necklace is made of sterling silver and turquoise. Unfortunately, I do not have a website for Tricia, but you can go to the 4th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival and see her jewelry for yourself!

Here is some additional information about the Art Festival this weekend:

Dates: August 7-8, 2010

Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Cost: Free to the public!

Address: 304 Main St., Frisco, CO 80443

Participating Artists: Click HERE.

We cannot wait to see you this weekend!!

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